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Memorable Manitobans: Clare Lavere “Chuck” Atkins (1928-1989)

Educator.

Born at Brandon on 14 May 1928, son of Claude Lavierre Atkins and Sylvia Orelea Beech (1897-1988), he grew up at Oak Lake and earned a BA degree (1968) from the University of Manitoba. He taught at John G. Glassco School (1957-1965, Principal), a school at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, and was a Principal (?-1979) in the Transcona Springfield School Division before suffering a stroke in 1979 which ended his teaching career. He married Irene Robinson (c1933-1963) and had a son, and later married to Gail Moss at the Windsor Park United Church on 22 December 1973. He died at the Middlechurch Home on 16 October 1989 and was buried in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Irene Atkins], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1963, page 28.

“More than 2,000 will graduate at 89th exercises,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1968, page 14.

Engagements [Moss - Atkins], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 1973, page 28.

Obituary [Sylvia Orelea Atkins], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 1988, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1989, page 54.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 March 2017

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